Sharky Awards to recognize excellence in security awareness training, simulated phishing and security culture
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it opened nominations for its fifth annual Sharky Awards, which will recognize organizations and individuals for excellence in security awareness training, simulated phishing and security culture.
The Sharky Awards theme began with KnowBe4’s simulated phishing offerings, and they continue to be a fun way to celebrate strong security culture. The Sharkies will honor organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond. The award categories for 2023 include:
- Best Landing Page
- Best Security Awareness Plan
- Best User Story
- Best Phishing Template
- Best Phishing Campaign
- Top Product Advocate
- Most Improved Security Culture
- Best Compliance Training Program
“The Sharky Awards are a fun and meaningful way to recognize the accomplishments of deserving IT and security professionals,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “They are leveling up their efforts to implement effective security awareness training and simulated phishing while also developing a strong security culture. We look forward to celebrating these success stories during our annual, in-person KB4-CON 2023 user conference.”
Only KnowBe4 customers in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to receive a Sharky. Each winner will also receive a US $500 Amazon gift card. The Sharky award winners will be recognized at KnowBe4’s KB4-CON 2023 user conference in Orlando, FL, USA, taking place April 24-26, 2023. Nominations will close on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
To submit a nomination for the 2023 KnowBe4 Sharky Awards, please fill out the nomination form.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 54,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.